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Sunday, 28th October 2018.
Venicemarathon is held every year on the fourth Sunday of October. Future editions: 27th October 2019; 25th October 2020.
Marathon will start at 9:40am approximately.
The exact start time will be decided the day before the race, according to organization needs and TV broadcasting.
average high: 15°C / 59°F
average low: 7°C / 44°F
Pick up your bib and race pack on Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October at the ExposportVenicemarathon Village.
Venicemarathon Expo Village will be located in Venezia Mestre, inside the San Giuliano Park.
• Friday from 10am until 8pm
• Saturday from 9am until 8pm.
How to get there: directions will be included in the confirmation letter.
No bib pick-up on Sunday morning before the race. No bib sent at home before the race.
Bib numbers distribution
Bib numbers will be distributed in a progressive way depending on the registration date (those who register early will get a lower bib number).
The corral will be distributed on the basis of the best personal time declared by applicants recorded in one race within the past 2 years and this will be shown on the bib number with the color. The organization can verify the best personal time declared and in case of false declaration the runner will start at the back of the group.
The corral, distributed on the basis of the best personal (last two years) will be identified by the color of the bib number.
BEST TIME FROM... TO...
|TOP RUNNER ||M |
|CORRAL 1 ||M ||2:30:00 ||2:59:59 ||GREEN |
|CORRAL 2 ||M |
|CORRAL 3 ||M |
|CORRAL 4 ||M |
|CORRAL 5 ||M |
There will be a free shuttle service to reach the start line in Stra, reserved to participants only. The organization strongly advises all participants to use said service because the start area is difficult to access by personal means of transportation.
Shuttles will leave from:
• Venezia Tronchetto (fruit and vegetables market area) from 7:00am to 7:20am (last bus);
• Venezia Mestre (railway station) from 7:10am to 7:30am (last bus).
Athletes will be asked to show their bib number to board the bus. Should you go to the start by your own car, remember that the area could be busy and difficult to park your car, try to be there early.
Bags for personal belongins
Athletes will be allowed to use the kit bags provided by the organization ONLY (they will be distributed with the bibs).
Note! Other types of bags will not be accepted.
When ready put your kit bag on to the appropriate baggage truck in the start area, it is easy to find the right one, just lookout for the truck number (from 1 to 6) reported on your bib and on your kit bag adhesive numbered sticker. For practical reasons, all bags will have to be handed in to the volunteers by 8:55am. A special adhesive numbered sticker (also given out by the organization) must be fixed to the front of the Kit bag on the area indicated Bags handed in late will be taken to Venezia Tronchetto (fruit and vegetables market area), where they can be picked up on the way back from the finish area.
In the starting area athlets will find the changing area and many toilets.
Race timing will be managed by Timing Data Service.
Thanks to the chip applied to the back of athlete's bib number, sensors will record the actual time in which each runner finishes the race.
Intermediate times will be also recorded at the km: 5, 10, 15, 21.097 (half marathon), 25, 30, 35 and 40.
Times and rankings will be available in real time during the race on the web site www.huaweivenicemarathon.it
Along the route
Refreshement stations with water are available on the course every 5 kilometers starting from km 5. Sports drinks, fruit and cookies will be available from the 20th kilometer.
Runners will find 2 personal sponges in the race pack. They should carry the sponges with them during the race and soak them in the fresh water tanks available every 5 km, starting from km 7.5. Additional sponges will be available in the starting area, but not along the course.
For competitors who withdraw, pick-up buses will carry them to the first-aid stations (placed at km 23.5 and 31.5).
Maximum time - half marathon: 2h45'
Maximum time - km 30: 3h50'
Maximum time - finish: 6h00'
After these times the organization cannot guarantee complete closing of the race course.
The finish line is in Venice, in Riva dei Sette Martiri.
Beyond the finish line, athletes will find: the medal delivery area, the refreshment station, the bags pick-up area, restrooms and toilets.
Showers will be available at the Palasport dell’Arsenale located few hundred meters from the finish line.
A thorough medical assistance service will be offered by the organizing committee in collaboration with local medical facilities.
First-aid stations will be set up at the 23,5 Km (Marghera Venice), at 31 km (San Giuliano Park) and at the finish line. Ambulances and motorbikes will follow the race.
To go back to the mainland from the finish line there are free services for athletes.
• Motorboats from Venezia Giardini to Venezia Tronchetto will be at athletes’ disposal at 12:40pm. Bus shuttle service will take you afterwards from Venezia Tronchetto to the railway station in Mestre or to the start area in Stra.